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Bethune-Cookman College in 1943

Mary continued to open more schools, created a hospital and promoted voting rights for African Americans. President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited her to become an advisor in 1936. Her job required her to find work and education for needy African Americans. She would advise 3 more presidents, work for the civil rights movement and continue to promote education until her death in 1955.